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My name is Katie and I am from Enon, Ohio. Growing up, my family had an American Bulldog and a Pekingese-Pomeranian mix, which I greatly cared for and took on many walks. I am currently a student at Ohio University, and am involved in Bobcats of the Sheltered Dogs, which is a group that volunteers at the Athens County Animal Shelter and walks, cleans, and feeds the animals there. When I'm home, I care for my family's three dogs, each rescued from the local shelter. I enjoy going on walks and would love to get to know your pet and have them as a companion on my walks!
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Hi! I currently attend Ohio University. I am home for the summer and was looking for a active job outdoors (preferably with dogs) and Wags! came along and it was perfect! I have owned dogs throughout my life that my family and I have taken shared responsibility for and every single one had a special place in our hearts. I have frequently watched friends/neighbors dogs throughout my teenage years either going to their houses or having them bring their dogs to mine to stay. When I know there is a dog in a house I am in I actively search for it just so I can pet and play with it. :)
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Hello pet owners! I am currently a student studying physical therapy and would love to walk your dog! I am active and an animal lover. I am looking to meet new dogs and walk them in my free time that I have between classes! I have been around dogs my whole life and have owned a wheaten terrier and a golden doodle. I would love to meet and walk your pup!
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Hello busy individual, My name is Cameron and I would love to help make your life a bit easier. I’m a college student with I high sense of responsibility and respect towards others. I personally enjoy animals and dogs are a secret passion of mine. If you would like assistance with your dog due to a busy schedule, feel free contact me.
Hi everyone, I’m Hailey! I grew up surrounded by dogs my entire life, which contributed to my love of our furry best friends! My best friend is a 7-year-old couch potato greyhound named Tango. I have been the neighborhood pet-sitter for about 7 years now, and I love meeting and getting to know new pooches. I have lived and worked mostly with big dogs throughout my life (labs, greyhounds, great pyrenees, etc.), but I also love to work with little guys! I’m so looking forward to getting to know your tail-wagging friend!
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Hey! I’m 22 years old and recently graduated college with. Bachelors in Social Work! I own 4 dogs of my own so know a lot about them! I have 2 beautiful female German Shepard’s and 2 male dogs. One is a pit mix and the other a lab mix! They are super sweet and love to go on long walks, hikes or just spending time with their humans! I have experience with other animals as well.
Hi to all the wonderful dogs and dog owners out there! My name is Laurel and I can't wait to meet you both. I moved back to Venice last fall after 10 years of living in Phoenix, San Francisco and New Orleans. In the 5 years I lived in SF, I was a dog sitter/walker. I cared for some amazing dogs and puppies--while building my client base and having the best time. Through those experiences, I was moved to get a pup of my own. The past couple years have been the best yet thanks to my sweet Little Miss. Here in Venice, I have a yard that is fenced in where your dog can run and play in a safe, enclosed environment. I've also walked over 100 dogs! I work from home so I have lots of time for your pup. I'm doing this for the simple enjoyment of spending time with my favorite creatures on earth--DOGS!
Hello! My name is Sarah. I am originally from Connecticut but am currently living in Jacksonville, FL with my husband and 3 furbabies. We have 2 dogs, Sammy and Georgia and 1 cat named Pumpkin. I grew up in a household with all kinds of pets including dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, hamsters, fish, and frogs. I also have experience dog walking and pet sitting for family and friends. I have always loved animals and am passionate about providing them the best care possible. I would love the opportunity to help take care of your pet!
Nelsonville is a classic Appalachian town along the Hocking River that relied on coal mining and brick making when it was settled in the 1800s. Today, it has a vibrant and historic arts district, and is ringed by natural areas that offer some of the best adventures for humans and doggos alike. While there are no veterinarians in Nelsonville itself, your sick or injured pooch will be well cared-for at any one of at least 4 animal hospitals in nearby Athens and Logan.
The Wayne National Forest is almost a quarter million acres of land to hike, bike, camp, and hunt. With over 300 miles of multi-use trails, the opportunities with your leashed fur-pup are many! The natural scenery is furtastic, and there are many historic sites in the park to explore. One place, Tinker’s Cave, is said to be where a local horse thief and his gang hid themselves and their stolen horses for years. Camping is another popular feature of the forest, which offers campgrounds for tents and RVs, trail-side and primitive tenting, and group camping. During hunting season, be sure to outfit yourself and your fur-buddy in blaze orange for your safety.
The Monday Creek area of the park provides opportunities for riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-highway motorcycles (OHMs). This trail system, with 9 trailheads along its route north of Nelsonville, provides approximately 75 miles of designated trails to off-road vehicle riders, mountain bikers, and hikers. Be sure to stay to the right when hiking with Fido, and keep him securely leashed to avoid mishaps with the motorized ATVs!
Whatever your favorite outdoor activity, the Nelsonville area is sure to offer something to please you and your doggo!
The Hockhocking Adena Bikeway has its trailhead in Nelsonville, and travels southeast to its other end in Athens. This dog-friendly multi-use, paved rail-trail passes through a college town, business districts and into the quiet forest, where you and your pup are likely to encounter wildlife and birds aplenty. Arf! Featuring multiple parking opportunities along the trail, plus restrooms, this is a hidden gem that shouldn’t be missed! If you're looking for a place to stay outdoors with your pup, look no further than pawtastic Happy Hills Campground, a dog- and family-friendly camping park that offers tent and RV camping, plus hiking/walking trails and a well-equipped camp store, showers, and laundry on their 45 acres. They also feature 3 cabins for those more interested in the creature comforts. There is plenty of space for you to roam with your pup, and the campground is close to Nelsonville's most popular attractions!
Athens is a city that abuts Nelsonville, and it is in this Athens neighborhood that you’ll find dog-friendly Bicentennial Park on the campus of Ohio University. This 3.5-acre park features a grassy lawn dotted with earthwork rectangles, some raised and some depressed, that are meant to resemble computer punch cards. Dogs are welcome here and throughout the campus on a leash, and this is a pawrfect spot to walk, romp or just laze with your favorite pooch. Also in this neighborhood is Emeriti Park, a scenic 4-acre area that features a pond, trees, a waterfall leading into a pond, and fountains. A great place for walking your fur-baby, it also provides a quiet, contemplative place to rest and reflect. Woofderful!
The Plains is an Athens neighborhood that is home to the West State Street Dog Park, a large, fenced area that features shade trees, agility equipment and drinking water for the pups. Its grassy surface is kind to Fido’s paws, and there are tables and chairs for the humans to relax and observe the mayhem. For socializing and exercising, this park is furbulous! The West State Street Park is also in this neighborhood, next to the dog park. It features plenty of space for walking with your leashed doggo, plus 2 picnic shelters with grill, electricity, and a restroom. Pawrfect for a sit-down and picnic with Fido and the family!
Just to the west of Nelsonville is Logan, and its city center is where you’ll find the pet-friendly Lake Logan State Park, a 318-acre day use park with water access for boat or paddle rides with your fur-pup, plus secluded trails circling the lake. Three trails totaling about 3.5 miles circle hilltops and pass through woodlands and lakeshore, and you may see fox, raccoon, and lots of waterfowl on your walk! Arf! With picnic areas and restrooms dispersed throughout the park, you will also find drinking water and a concession stand for those hungry or thirsty moments. Be aware that hunting is allowed in the park, so be sure to come prepared with blaze orange clothing for you and Fido!
This small community to the south of Nelsonville is home to the Fox Lake Wildlife Area, lying just a few miles west of Nelsonville and comprised of 421 acres. More than half of the area is wooded, with the rest featuring rolling hills, fields, Fox Lake itself, and a pond. Fox Lake is a popular place for launching a boat or paddle vessel from its several launching areas for a water trip, and your fur-pup is welcome to join you for the fun! Or take a hike with the pooch around the lake and across fields populated with small mammals, deer, and invertebrates like snakes, or amphibians like turtles and frogs. Fido will have a furbulous time sniffing around, but if you see a snake just leave it alone! Bird-watching is a popular pastime here, so don’t forget your binoculars!
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